This book will provide the necessary theoretical background and a description of plasma-related devices and processes that are used industrially for physicists and engineers.It is a self-contained introduction to the principles of plasma engineering with comprehensive references. This volume also includes the terminology, jargon and acronyms used in the field of industrial plasma engineering - indexed when they first appear in the text - along with their definitions and a discussion of their meaning. It is aimed at assisting the student in learning key terminology and concepts, and providing the in-service engineer or scientist with a technical glossary. An extensive index and appendices enhance the value of this book as a key reference source. These incorporate a list of the nomenclature used in mathematical expressions in the text, physical constants, and often-used plasma formulae. SI units are used throughout.Intended for students from all engineering and physical science disciplines, and as a reference source by in-service engineers.Coverage:* basic information on plasma physics and the physical processes important in industrial plasmas* sources of ion and electron beams and ionizing radiation used in industrial applications* physics and technology of DC and RF electrical discharges.